FORT STOCKTON, Tex. (KBTX)- A man who drove away from a Border Patrol checkpoint and was later shot and killed by deputies has been identified as a local man.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Oscar Villarreal, the driver in the incident has been identified as Gerardo Coronado Jr., 25, of College Station.
According to DPS, a pickup with two men were stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint on U.S. 385. When they were directed to a secondary area for inspection they drove off, starting a chase.
Members of the U.S. Border Patrol and Brewster County Sheriff's Office began to pursue, requesting assistance from both DPS and the Pecos County Sheriff's Office.
Spikes were deployed on U.S. 385 six miles south of Fort Stockton and three of the truck's tires were deflated.
A deputy with BCSO then fired at the pickup truck trying to disable it. According to a preliminary investigation by DPS the truck came to a stop, and the driver stepped out of the vehicle with a weapon.
At that time deputies from both BCSO and PCSO discharged their firearms, hitting the driver, identified as Coronado. He was then pronounced dead at the scene, and the passenger of the truck was arrested with no incident.
The passenger, identified as Sergio Daniel Montalvo, 26, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Law enforcement found more than 200 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle after the stop.
The Texas Rangers are now conducting an investigation of the shooting.